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    Christine Tamblyn

    Christine Tamblyn (July 12, 1951- January 1, 1998) began making electronic art and writing cultural criticism in 1974. She wrote numerous influential critical articles and reviews appearing in many art magazines and academic journals including Afterimage, Art News, Leonardo, High Performance, CAA Journal, and exposure. Her writings on feminist performance and video have been anthologized in Illuminating Video (Aperture Press), Yesterday and Tomorrow: California Women's Art (Midmarch), Feminist Criticisms 2 (Harper/Collins) and Resolutions 2 (University of Minnesota Press). Tamblyn was also recognized internationally for her early and continuing contributions to artist CD-ROM production. Her first CD-ROM, She Loves It, She Loves It Not: Women and Technology, was shown, among other venues, at the ICA London, Pacific Film Archives at the University Art Museum in Berkeley, Wexner Center for Contemporary Art in Columbus, Ohio, the Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, Centro Cultural Caixavigo in Vigo, Spain, and Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Mistaken Identities, Tamblyn's second CD-ROM, premiered in a one person exhibition at the International Center for Photography, NY from March 29 to June 2, 1996 and has also been exhibited throughout the world. Tamblyn's, third and final CD-ROM, Archival Quality, was funded by a 1997 National Endowment grant and premiered in a one-person exhibition of Tamblyn's work at the Los Angeles Center of Photographic Studies in March 1998, a few months after her death. Tamblyn was also a highly respected teacher and had taught at a number of institutions including: Mills College, Oakland, California; School of Visual Arts, NY; University of California, Santa Cruz; San Francisco State University. At the time of her death she was an Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at the University of California, Irvine.